In NYC: Walton Ford’s new show I Don’t Like To Look at Him, Jack. It Makes Me Think of That Awful Day on the Island. opens at Paul Kasmin. Cory Arcangel vs. Pierre Bismuth opens at Team Gallery, and RxArt is having a pop-up shop at Half Gallery. Across the pond, Faile opens up Fragments of FAILE at Lazarides Rathbone.
I’d like to see this in person.
Here are some openings to check out. LA folks: Revok, Rime, and Roid at Known Gallery is not to be missed.
A timelapse of fires burning through the night into dawn in North London.
Craig Coulthard’s Forest Pitch project for London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is reminiscent in a way of Field of Dreams. The art project will feature a full size soccer field hidden within a commercial forest, utilizing felled trees to “create goalposts, a shelter and other infrastructure on site.” Once the two scheduled matches are finished, “the site will be left to grow back naturally, with some native species replanted to encourage a more diverse environment. The shelter will remain as a simple documentation space and observation point, to witness the gradual reclamation of the pitch by the natural world.”
One of the many photographs from Ewen Spencer‘s new book, Three’s a Crowd, a result of four years on the road with The White Stripes. There’s a book launch party in London tomorrow, info after the jump.
If you’re in London over the next couple days, make sure to stop by the Moniker Fair. There are some great galleries involved, plus site specific installations by Stephen Powers (above) and Ben Eine.
The Creators Project reminded me of TOON TOWN raves in San Francisco in the early 90′s where magazines like MONDO 2000 and people developing virtual reality would bring all their technology and demo it to an amazed public.. This time however the public aren’t on weapons grade psychedelics and are more likely to be wearing black, not wearing brightly coloured orange camo and waving glowsticks. The best and most moving part of the whole event was really the centerpiece, ‘IM HERE’ by the always amazing Spike Jonze, centered around two urban robots falling in love and subsequently falling apart. Theres also a SICK thing called [Z]ink that lets you draw things in 3D. I have been grumbling about the speedy change of gentrification/development/proliferation of gadgets/progress recently but I realise that what is actually happening is that the future is actually catching up with our own image of what we think ‘THE FUTURE’ will be.. This whole event feels like a part of this futuristic realisation… Its really exciting and fun. There’s also gonna be a heck of a lot of music stuff going on with Diplo/CSS/N.A.S.A/UVA/Brodinski/Laurent Garnier/Richie Hawtin/Peaches and a bunch of other people doing what they do. Nice one VICE, nice one Intel.
Dang, even though this print is in another slanguage it is still hilarious. Modern Toss have a show right now, The Modern Toss London Museum of Urban Shit-Naks Exhibition, open at Maverik Showroom, 68-72 Redchurch St. London E2. More info on that here
“The Lambeth Palace is a makeshift 150 seat auditorium in a tunnel under Waterloo Train Station with popcorn stall, lounge bar and stunning temporary toilet facilities.”
The man who is Pure Evil, went out on the town in London for The World’s Best Ever and brought us back some great photos from The Faile Bäst Delux Fluxxx Arcade that opened at Lazarides last night. It looks awesome!
This Thursday, 55DSL’s art studio: Studio55 kicks off Pic+Mix, a series of collabrative exhibits between two artist from different mediums working together. The first exhibit promises to be a good one, featuring art director Sanderson Bob and blacksmith Sam Sherbone. So if you’re in town check it out, and have free beer from Tiger.
The Super Scooby
“four beefburgers, eight rashers of bacon, eight slices of cheese, 12 onion rings and three types of relish”
Sounds (and looks) delightful
If you’re over in London, make sure you stop by Stolen Space to view Sylvia Ji‘s new exhibition, Nectar. Her work is so damn beautiful.